Friday, March 14, 2008

BlazBlue - Calamity Trigger

BlazBlue - the Spiritual Successor to Guilty Gear.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

CrunchyRoll, it begins....

Via ANN:
(Gonzo/) GDH has confirmed that it has been talking with Crunchyroll. GDH is planning a formal press release in the next two weeks or later regarding newer Gonzo titles.

Read the entire article here

I get more excited the more I hear about this.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 gets 4 mil. FOUR MIL!

Crunchyroll, a video-streaming website known for offering anime titles without authorization, secured a capital investment of US$4.05 million. Crunchyroll is one of several websites that posts anime and other Asian content through a streaming interface, similar to YouTube, without authorization from or payment to most owners of its content.

via ANN - read the entire article here.

If they can stream anime legally and support themselves with ads alone, it could revolutionize anime distribution (or lackthereof).

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Smoking is Bad...mmkay?

originally found some where in scans_daily.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Michael Golden is Good People

Just a quick blurb from my MegaCon weekend that I thought I'd share.

Got to meet Michael Golden, who (along with Chris Claremont) created Rogue. Turns out that Golden, while still a cool guy, is not a 'superhero guy'. He's primarily a graphic designer/commercial artist. Rogue, to him, was essentially a job. Now, this sounds bad, but his goal was to make the readers happy and while he's not attached to her per se, it makes him feel good that everyone loves her. I was very impressed with his thoughts on commercial art and 'the process'. It was really wonderful in an unexpected way. I still told him thanks, job or no job, his work is appreciated. I bought an art book of his (30 clams! oy!) and got him to sign it to me. My friend was worried that I'd be sad that Golden didn't have an attachment to Rogue, but I really thought he was a very interesting person in general. I'd love to be a fly on the wall in his office for one day. He's so professional. Big Dog. *nods nods nods* (oh and he liked manga before manga hit in the US. Respect!) I wish I'd realized he was doing New Exiles covers. I would have gotten issue 2 signed.